Oakview Lake France

Carp fishing in France with accommodation and free wi-fi. Get exclusive use of the venue with fast online bookings direct with the owners.

At a Glance

  • Lake: 2½ acres
  • Carp to: 52 lbs
  • Swims: 4
  • Anglers: 4
  • Bait boats: Yes
  • Rowing boats: No
  • Accommodation: Yes
  • Exclusive: Yes
  • Meals (optional): No
  • Nearest port: St Malo (2 hours)

Carp Fishing in France with Accommodation for up to 6 People

Oakview Lake is a carp fishing holiday destination in France. It’s set in private grounds with a well- stocked carp lake and immaculate lakeside accommodation.

The Oakview accommodation is a two bedroom lodge with a large covered terrace overlooking the carp fishing lake. In addition to two twin bedrooms, it has a sofa bed and is fully equipped to cater for 6 people.

Owners Martin and Shirley live on site but not on the Oakview Lake grounds, so you can enjoy having the carp fishing complex to yourself. You can relax in the knowledge that if you need help, you just need to ask.

Carp fishing in France with accommodation at Oakview Lake.

We were lucky enough to escape the rat race a few years ago. In England we kept going by looking forward to our next holiday and our trips abroad meant everything to us. We never forget that yours do too.
Martin and Shirley, 29 September 2014

Oakview Carp Fishing Lake has 2½ Acres for up to 4 Anglers

Oakview carp fishing lake has large double swims and you can fish the home swims from the accommodation terrace, so it’s perfect if you want to fish socially. There are swims on all four banks and an island, so four of you can each fish from your own side if that’s what you prefer.

You’ll find lake depths of between 3ft and 9ft, a clay bottom covered in a few inches of silt and lots of clear gravel spots to fish to. Your main carp fishing features in the lake are a deep bowl and a shallow-sided trench leading to it.

You are also welcome to fish for tench, roach, perch and smaller carp in a smaller lake adjacent to the carp fishing lake.

Oakview Lake carp fishing France

Oakview Lake carp fishing France


Carp Fishing in France couldn't be better. 100+ Pristine Carp!

Oakview Lake is exclusively for carp fishing holidays in France. It is stocked with well over a hundred carp and the lake is netted regularly to remove fish weighing less than 20lb. Apart from pike and a few small grass carp no other species has been stocked and there are no nuisance fish.

Based on the 2017 carp fishing reports, 1 carp in every 5 fish caught weighed over 40lb and 2 carp in every 3 weighed over 30lb. The chances of catching a fish weighing under 20lb are between 5 and 10%. Oakview saw its first 50 pounders on the bank in the spring of 2017 (pre-spawning weights).

You can see more details of the carp fishing in the Reviews section and check for any breaking stories in our News area. For live fishing news, go to the Oakview Facebook page, where you can often see the catches as they happen and read the banter that goes on between Oakview carp anglers.

48lb 12oz - currently the biggest common

48lb 12oz - currently the biggest common


The Fishing Accommodation has Everything You'll Need, Including Free Wi-Fi

The accommodation at Oakview Lake is a two bedroom lodge with a fully equipped kitchen, shower room and separate WC. It has a large covered wooden deck and panoramic views of the lake. With twin bedrooms and a sofa bed it's fully equipped to cater for 6 people.

Everything is provided from clean towels and bed linen to tea towels and even egg cups! A complimentary travel cot, play pen and bikes are also available. All water is from the mains and is perfectly safe to drink.

A few yards away the bait shed has all the freezer space you could possibly need. There is Wi-Fi Broadband in the accommodation and the signal also reaches down to the home swim.

You can fish from the accommodation terrace or set up where you like around the lake. Either way full use of the accommodation and its facilities are included in the price.

Carp fishing in France with accommodation

Carp fishing in France with accommodation


A Wide Choice Of Restaurants And Fast Food

A choice of traditional french village restaurants and a fast food option are within 10 minutes by car. Slightly further afield are the major towns of Chateau-Gontier (20 mins) and Laval (30 mins). Between them, these towns offer everything from international fast food chains to fine dining.

If you like cooking the lakeside lodge has everything you need for preparing everything from full English breakfasts to roast dinners.

The region offers a wide choice of dining experiences

The region offers a wide choice of dining experiences

  1. Phil and Jan Calladine: Oakview Never Fails To Impress

    Oakview Never Fails To Impress

    By Phil and Jan Calladine on 3 October 2020

    Think I've said it all over the last 10 years. Oakview never fails to impress. The accommodation is first class, the lake and fish are always in top condition, but the driving force behind everything here is the dedication of Martin. Nothing is too much trouble, even getting our weekly groceries (and cold beer) to save us leaving the lake. Just need to add that there was only one thing missing - Shirley. We had a drink to her by the lake and she'll always be remembered xx

    Fishing Tactics: Krill boilies over particle worked really well, but only when the amounts were increased.

    18 Carp: 5 x 40s, 7 x 30s, 1 x 20 and 5 x teens (including a grass).

  2. Barry and Dawn Plummer: A Truly Magical Place

    A Truly Magical Place

    By Barry and Dawn Plummer on 18 September 2020

    Oakview is a truly magical place for us. The lake and views are stunning and the fish are as pristine as the day they were stocked. Caught 36 carp, including 10 x 40lb+. Thank you both for your hospitality, company and friendship. Our stay with you was perfect, although a little strange without our Shirley - Miss you babe xxxx

    Fishing Tactics: Krill snowman worked best

    36 Carp: 10 x 40s, 11 x 30s, 10 x 20s 1 x 19 and 1 x 10. 3 Grassies to 22lb.

  3. Bob Osborne-Carey & Ray Green: A Brilliant Week

    A Brilliant Week

    By Bob Osborne-Carey & Ray Green on 28 August 2020

    A brilliant week's fishing. Oakview Lake surpassed herself again. We can't start to tell you how much we missed our Shirley, but we did very much so. But Martin made up for it all, looking after us and thank you very much for doing our shopping in these horrid times. We will be back again next year in June as usual. We hope that Covid19 will be all sorted by then.

    Fishing Tactics: Sticky Krill bottom baits caught the fish.

    40 Carp: 7 x 40s, 15 x 30s, 11 x 20s and 7 between 10 and 20 (including a grass carp).

  4. Minne and Wendy de Swart: Minne de Swart - 38 Carp In 6 Days

    Minne de Swart - 38 Carp In 6 Days

    By Minne and Wendy de Swart on 14 August 2020

    During these strange and difficult times, a visit to Oakview was a welcome break and didnt she deliver! Oakview always knocks it out of the park on accommodation, location and fishing.

    The highlight of the week, other than the wife's birthday of course, was chatting with Martin - asking about a linear around 20lb that I had seen a picture of a few years back. "Was it still in there and had it been caught recently?" It had not! About half an hour later I was texting Martin to say that it was now caught and weighed 25lb 4oz. Always nice to tick a fish of your wish list.

    As we head back to the UK and 14 days quarantine we realise how lucky we have been to get here this year and our thoughts go out to those of you who miss your 2020 Oakview visit during these difficult times. Thank you Oakview and see you in 2021.

    Fishing Tactics:

    Fished 6 days Sunrise to 6pm. Complex T boilies over pellet. Bottom baits tipped with corn to margin spots and tree line.

    38 Carp - 7 x 40's, 6 x 30's, 15 x 20's and 10 under 20.

  5. Inman-Rainbow-Woodland: All Time Lake Record Smashed

    All Time Lake Record Smashed

    By Inman-Rainbow-Woodland on 9 August 2020

    Our third year back to Oakview and what a year! 57 fish landed up to 46lb, with the majority over 30lb. I think that perhaps Shirley was looking after us.

    Martin was a perfect host as usual, and very patient with our ridiculous requests (looking forward to the flat screen outdoor TV and the pool!).

    We are already looking forward to our return next year and targeting 60 fish and maybe breaking that 50lb barrier.

    Fishing Tactics: Lots of bait. Fished just off the overhanging trees, not under them.

    57 Carp: 6 x 40s, 22 x 30s, 20 x 20s, 5 x teens and 4 under 10

  6. Stephen, Cathy and Dan Eastwood: Happy To Be Back

    Happy To Be Back

    By Stephen, Cathy and Dan Eastwood on 31 July 2020

    So happy to have the chance to come back to Oakview, especially this year after we thought it wouldn't be possible. Always have a super time no matter what. Fishing started slow, but built up mid-week and Steve was happy with his 30/40 pounders. The weather went from cloudy to super hot (even too hot!!). Summer heat means lots of flies though, and the fly swat was in constant use! Best of luck for the roller-coaster of this year.

  7. Shane Richardson & Mandy Smith: Excellent As Always

    Excellent As Always

    By Shane Richardson & Mandy Smith on 11 July 2020

    5 Star as always. We have been coming to Oakview Lake on and off for 11 years now, we've always loved it here. We knew this year would be different, but Martin - you have done Shirley proud. It was perfect. Keep up the good work. We'll see you next year. And I've had my best week ever.

    Fishing tactics: Manilla and Krill boilies topped with corn worked equally well.

    Catch: 34 Fish: 3 x 40s, 9 x 30s, 10 x 20s, 2 x upper teens, 6 small and 4 pike.

  8. Russell Garner and Mick Taylor: Fantastic

    Fantastic

    By Russell Garner and Mick Taylor on 1 November 2019

    Fantastic accommodation and fishing. First time at the venue and we've already booked for next year. Thank you Martin for the fishing tips and wishing Shirley all the best. We would highly recommend Oakview as an all round holiday venue.

    Fishing Tactics: Krill and Vortex worked best.

    2 x 40s, 5 x 30s and 3 x 20s.

  9. Amanda and Nigel Newman + Mom: Brilliant

    Brilliant

    By Amanda and Nigel Newman + Mom on 25 October 2019

    Facilities are brilliant, lake was beautiful; one of the most relaxing holidays we have ever had. Great hosts - very welcoming. Lovely rural location too. Nigel's first experience of fishing in France and he is smitten. Thank you so much Martin and Shirley and hope to see you again very soon! All the very best to you both - Amanda, Nigel and Sandra xxx

    A note from Martin: Hosting a new family at Oakview Lake for the first time is a rare treat for us these days. Very glad everyone had a great week despite the most atrocious October fishing conditions I've seen in a decade.

  10. Barry Plummer and Simon Watson: Fantastic Week

    Fantastic Week

    By Barry Plummer and Simon Watson on 18 October 2019

    Once again a fantastic week at Oakview Lake. After many visits, the standards are as good as the first time we came here 10 years ago. Best week's fishing we have had here and looking forward to returning again next year.

    Fishing Tactics: Used bait boat from the home swims. Hook baits - DNA S7 boilies presented as snowman worked best and 2 tone pop ups also worked well. Catching spots - We left a detailed map in the lodge showing the exact locations, including a recently established feature that turned out to be the hot spot of the week.

    Catch: 26 carp - 5 x 40s, 10 x 30s, 9 x 20s and 2 x teens (including a grass carp).

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